Hamilton Is Coming to L.A. and Here Are 10 Reasons You Should See It – California News

Hamilton Is Coming to L.A. and Here Are 10 Reasons You Should See It – California News

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:48 a.m.


Ruben J. Carbajal, Michael Luwoye, Jordan Donica, Mathenee Treco and the Hamilton touring company

Joan Marcus

If you’re a person who is alive, chances are you’ve heard about Hamilton, the hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Since opening off-Broadway in 2015, the show has turned into a phenomenon, winning 11 Tony Awards and becoming one of the most sought-after tickets on Broadway.

The show will finally be performed for Los Angeles audiences when the current national tour stops at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre from Aug. 11-Dec. 30. Some Angelenos may have already seen the show outside of L.A. and others may not want to see it at all, but here are 10 good reasons to get a ticket if you can.

1. Michael Luwoye is Alexander Hamilton. For L.A. audiences, the absence of Lin-Manuel Miranda may be a reason not to see the show in L.A. Michael Luwoye, who plays Hamilton in the touring company, may play the role differently but he still brings an energy that can’t be missed. Luwoye actually began his tenure as Hamilton in the Broadway production, first as an understudy and then as an alternate for the role once a week. “Michael is such a lightning rod of energy and focus. He’s so consistent and such an honest, open [performer]. He feels like a brother to me when we’re doing this onstage, which makes the betrayal even harder to deal with,” says Joshua Henry, who plays Hamilton’s rival, Aaron Burr, in this production.

2. Joshua Henry is Aaron Burr. While many may be familiar with Leslie Odom Jr.’s take on the role…

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